We’ve all heard the arguments against Chiarelli by now. He traded Hall for Larsson, he traded Eberle for Strome and then Strome for Spooner, he traded the 16th (Barzal) and the 33rd picks (Mitchell Stephens) in the 2015 draft for Reinhart, he signed Lucic, he has a lot of “wasted cap space” on the roster,…Continue Reading “Counterfactual Thinking, Alternate Realities, and the Oilers”

It was hard not to expect a deal of some kind today after the painful effort put forth against SJ yesterday. Chiarelli has acquired defenceman Alex Petrovic from Florida for Chris Wideman and a conditional 3rd round pick. The acquisition cost was certainly right. Wideman cost Edmonton a conditional low round pick, and the Oilers…Continue Reading “Cap Situation Reveals Chiarelli Isn’t Done Yet – UPDATED”